My first test developing my own Fuji Acros in Pyrocat-HD (35 mm) is finished. Now good things:
-everything went smooth
-I didn't scratch the film
-tonalities looks good (I have to take the film to be measured the densities)
And now bad things:
-some uneven development above zone VII, I think
-lighter lines across emulsion
My first development of B&W film after almost 20 years must be concluded to be successful. As for my problems: I think that my main failure was agitation. Tom Hushinson (thank you) suggested two gentle inversions every minute. I just turned tank upside down two times and put it back to water bath. I think that I should increase agitation in first minute of development (as per AA's "The Negative") and try a rotating action together with turning tank upside down. As for the lines: if I remember correctly, someone asked about them on this forum not so long ago, and was told that they are from air bubbles. I did my stuff during the night, because then my kids are (hopefully) sleeping, and because I don't have a darkroom. Because of the first reason I vas gentile when banging the tank against the working desk, for obvious reasons . And I think that that was the reason for air bubbles. Do you think that taping with hand against the bottom of the tank might work? How hard are you with this procedure?
What do you people think shall I do to improve this things?